JUST IN: Soludo Defeats APC’s Andy Uba, PDP’s Ozigbo In Their LGAs

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The Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Professor Chukwuma Soludo has secured the highest votes in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State

Soludo, Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are all from Aguata LGA.

While announcing results at the Local Government Collation Centre, Professor Anim O Ajake, the Collation Officer for Aguata LGA, said Soludo polled 9,136 votes, next to Uba who gathered 4773 votes while Ozigboo trailed with 3798.

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Ajake announced elections did hold in certain areas.

He listed these areas as Umuchu 1 (3 Units – 2292), Igbokwu 1 (3-926) 5 units 2665, Ekwulobia II (2 units).

I’ll Win Even If Only 100 People Vote – Soludo

After casting his vote at his polling unit, Soludo says he will win “even if only 100 people vote” in the election.

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Speaking with newsmen on Saturday after voting at his polling unit in Aguata LGA of Anambra state, Soludo stated that his aim is to win the governorship election with a wide margin.

The candidate of APGA disclosed that it is the people who urged him to contest the election and that he only wants to be a “servant leader.”

“I always say that I am an incredible optimist and I always believe that somehow it (Bimodal Voter Accreditation System) will come through. When we were in court after the primaries, I did make a statement that the judiciary will always come through and that went to the appeal court and the supreme court. They actually came through,” he said.

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“Today, I was very upbeat and optimistic. I know that APGA is Anambra and Anambra is APGA. Even if only 100 people vote within the state, we will still win.

“It is not just winning, but winning with a mass movement because this is a journey that has been propelled by the people — self-funding support groups with over half a million members that compelled me to contest.

“They were the ones who urged me to come and run in the first instance and I was expecting that we are going to break the jinx of over a million votes to victory, but when we had these glitches I was feeling very worrisome.

“The worries are still there and as mentioned by the REC in his release, some of them, especially in the places where votes could not take place today, will do so tomorrow. We look forward to the completion of the process.

“I’m more interested in the legitimacy of the process, because for me, the mandate I seek is a peoples’ mandate to be their servant leader and that is satisfactory to me.”

Ensure All Votes Count – INEC Chairman Warns Election Officials

Recall that the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has directed staff participating in the Anambra governorship election on November 6 to ensure that all votes count.

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The INEC Chairman issued the directive on Friday in his message to the Commission’s staff.

Yakubu stated that in spite of the challenging situation in the build-up to the guber election — including attacks on INEC facilities — the Commission’s determination to ensure that the election holds as scheduled had remained unshaken.

He reminded the staff of the electoral commission that over the next few days, all eyes would be on the commission.

He also disclosed that INEC had delivered all sensitive and non-sensitive materials for the election on schedule and deployed election duty staff.

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The INEC Chairman also explained that the Commission has made logistics arrangements to move personnel and materials to thousands of locations in Anambra State where voting and collation of results would take place.

“It is therefore imperative for all of you to ensure that every single vote counts,” Yakubu said.

“You must remain true to our commitment that only the voters in Anambra State determine who becomes the next Governor of the State.

“In doing so, you must be guided by the extant laws, our guidelines/regulations and good conscience. You should remain vigilant, principled and committed to the vision and mission of the Commission.”

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The INEC boss revealed that despite the challenges encountered, INEC had rebuilt its fixed assets and replaced movable facilities.

“We also sought and obtained the support of the security agencies, political parties and candidates and all other stakeholders for a successful exercise.”

“As you are aware, Nigerians expect the Anambra Governorship election to be an improvement on the high standards achieved in recent elections.

“That is why we introduced the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for fingerprint and facial biometric authentication of voters. We have trained staff on the new technology.”

Source: Mcebiscoo.com

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